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Feb 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
says president obama has quit, though not his day job. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> we're following a high stakes stand-off thousands of miles from where we are. here's what's going on. the crowds in the main square in cairo just got bigger again today. they say they will leave when president hosni mubarak leaves. the problem is, mubarak's new number two says the regime isn't going to end. mubarak isn't going anywhere for a while. and he said tonight egypt can't put up with these protests for a long time. at stake, control of egypt. the future of that country and both sides are well aware of that. again tonight we go first to our chief foreign correspondent richard engel in cairo. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this stand-off could be heading back to a confrontation. tonight the government put down a marker, it said it can't tolerate indefinite demonstration, but the protests are getting bigger. crowds in tahrir square swelled to hundreds of thousands again, the biggest in days. their demand remains unchanged.
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Feb 11, 2011 6:30pm EST
up and took urgent notice. as president obama put it today, egypt will never be the same. cairo is still roiling with excitement and celebration where richard engle again begins our coverage. richard, what a day and good evening. >> reporter: good evening. there are still people out in the streets. they are cheering. they are saying can "with our souls, with our blood, we sacrificed for egypt." and they believe with this uprising that is what they have done. the people have risen up and toppled a police state. it was supposed to be a day of defiance. after friday prayers, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in tahrir square. they had a message for president mubarak. no compromise. they would not accept mubarak's plan to remain in office while transferring authority to his vice president. but by mid-morning the army seemed to be backing mubarak saying it would guarantee his promises of reform would be carried out, and sending a message. the army would make sure people got democracy, but now go home. but the demonstrators didn't give up. and by the afternoon they heard th
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Feb 14, 2011 6:30pm EST
president george bush, president barack obama, president george washington. and before she was asked a question, she picked up the card and said, held it up and said george bush. so, you know, she's a hard worker and she's trying and she's speaking a lot and at some level they're even asking her to slow down a little bit. >> that's been an extraordinary recovery. all the brain experts, brain injury experts say that no two are alike. they have been compared to snowflakes in their uniqueness. there was no road map for you to follow regarding her recovery. and i guess this is just going to be the pace of her recovery? >> that is true. i was on the phone with gabriel gabrielle's neurosurgeon, dr. kim, and he reiterated to me that she is on this lightning fast trajectory so he's incredibly optimistic about the slope of the curve has a lot to do with how far you're going to get and she's proceeding very rapidly. >> and i keep hearing, captain, that the congresswoman, your wife's appearance, is resumingn. it's coming back so that a glint in her eye that you would recognize, facial expressions
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Feb 25, 2011 6:30pm EST
that president obama must choose between the libyan people or gadhafi. brian. >> richard engel in the city of benghazi in libya tonight. richard, thank you. gadhafi's son said further tonight, by the way, tripoli is calm and this is all the work of terrorists. back here in the u.s., the white house turned up pressure on libya today and there was an extraordinary scene at the u.n. late today. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, watching it all from our washington newsroom tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as soon as american diplomats and civilians were safely out of libya, the white house announced it will impose sanctions on mow mar todgadhafi and declared he zero legitimacy after attacking his own people. galvanized by the blood shed, the u.n. security council heard a dramatic plea for help from libya's ambassador. >> please, united nations, save libya. not blood shed, not killing of innocents. >> reporter: it was a rare display of emotion for the u.n. as his fellow ambassadors got up to embrace the libyan diplomat and the u.n.
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Feb 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
down and in so many ways, this nation pays a heavy price. ron allen, nbc news, cairo. >> the obama administration put into pressure on egypt today to come up with new reforms good ev evening to you. >> reporter: good evening. the president except part of his day on the phone and getting an update from the staff in egypt. at a prevyutly scheduled summit in germany, today secretary of state, clinton, addressed the progress and she warned that elements within egypt may try to derail reform. >> concrete steps that people who are engaged in it can believe is moving toward and outcome that will permit an orderly establishment of the elections that are scheduled for september. and that takes some time. >> reporter: but who would lead egypt during that time? while president obama and other u.s. officials have not publicly called for president mubarak to step down, in recent days they have left little doubt about it. >> he should be asking himself, how do i leave a legacy behind in which egypt is able to get through this transformative period. and i hope that he will end up making the right
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Feb 20, 2011 5:30pm PST
national landmarks. now, with the economy still fragile, president obama is warning this time could be worse. >> be destabilizing at a time when i think everybody is hopeful that we can start growing this economy quicker. >> reporter: but with debt and deficits at record levels, this time, republicans think the public is behind them. >> look, we are not looking for a government shutdown, but at the same time, we are also not looking at rubber-stamping these really high elevated spending levels that congress blew through the joint two years ago. >> reporter: lester this could be the battle in a year-long fight over spending. the government is expected to exceed its statutory debt limit of $14.3 trillion, in about two months and republicans say they wouldn't vote to raise it unless there are bigger cuts in spending. lester? >> mike viqueira, thanks. for more on this i want to bring in john harwood, chief washington correspondent for cnbc. john, republicans say slashing the budget was the mandate voters gave them in november and we heard they are not going to agree to even a temporary
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Jan 31, 2011 5:30pm PST
: good evening, brian. the obama administration is toughening its message to president mubarak, but this is an awkward diplomatic straddle, trying to support the protesters without undermining other arab leaders, fearful that they could be next. as the protests grow, so does the white house pressure on mubarak. without calling for egypt's leader to step down, the message is clear. >> i do believe orderly transition means change. what they have advocated from the very beginning is that the way egypt looks and operates must change. >> reporter: the u.s. wants mubarak to negotiate with opposition groups, cancel a 1981 law outlawing political organizations, guarantee that presidential elections are free and fair, and free political prisoners. a message the president delivered to mubarak himself and is now being reinforced by a veteran retired diplomat, former ambassador to egypt, frank wisner. >> we have asked him to add his perspective to our analysis on current developments. he has traveled to cairo, is on the ground now. >> reporter: it is a delicate dance. at a white house meeting today,
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Feb 27, 2011 6:30pm EST
possible gadhafi war crimes, including the killing of his own citizens. sent by president obama to consult allies in europe, today, secretary of state hillary clinton said the u.s. is reaching out to libyans, trying to organize in cities now held by anti-gadhafi forces. and is ready and prepared to offer any kind of assistance to a postgadhafi government. this weekend, president obama, for the first time, publicly called for gadhafi's ouster. while backing that call, today, republican john mccain said the u.s. needs to go further. >> we could impose and could have are imposed a no-fly zone. they would have stopped flying if that had been imposed. they are using air power and helicopters to continue these massacres. >> reporter: and lester, another senator, independent joe lieberman, says the united states government should recognize those opposition leaders in benghazi as the legitimate libyan government and arm them. consultations will continue this week at the white house. the president meets tomorrow with ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary-general. lesser? >> mike viqueira at the w
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Feb 24, 2011 5:30pm PST
obama has publicly condemned the violence in libya, but the problem for the u.s. and other countries continues to be the inability to shape events while watching these events unfold. our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more on this from our d.c. newsroom this evening. >> good evening, brian. the president talked to the leaders of france, great britain and italy today trying to organize a united front against gadhafi. tomorrow nato will meet and discuss among other options a no-fly zone. i'm told that is a very remote possibility, difficult to implement. the u.n. will likely vote next week to suspend libya from the human rights council and could launch investigations that could eventually go to the international criminal court. the europeans have voted to take steps toward tougher sanctions and arms embargo and president obama can take similar steps by executive order. but will any of this impress gadhafi who is described by experts and you heard richard engel as both confrontational and delusional. so officials say it is possible that none of these steps will
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Feb 6, 2011 6:30pm EST
the rest of the region. >> martin fletcher, good talk to you, thanks so much. >>> president obama is weighing in tonight on events in egypt. nbc's mike viqueira has the latest from the white house for us. hike? >> reporter: good evening, lester it has become something of a tradition for the network airing the super bowl to conduct a free game interview with the president, late today, the president sat down with fox's bill o'riley, where the subject quickly turned to egypt. and though he has come close in recent days, mr. obama is still not publicly calling for mr. mubarak to immediately step down. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. they want a representative government. they want a responsive government. and so what we've said is you have to start a transition now. mubarak's already decided he is not running for re-election again. his term is up this year. what we've said is let's make sure you get all the groups together in egypt, let the egyptian people make a determination, what's the process for an
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Feb 28, 2011 6:30pm EST
will proceed with this active consideration. >> reporter: president obama met today with u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. but moammar gadhafi shows no sign of stepping down, even denying today that the rebellion is real. in comments to the bbc and abc. >> they love me, all my people, they love me all. they will die to protect me, my people. >> reporter: that prompted a sharp response from the u.s. >> it sounds just frankly delusional. it only underscores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality. >> reporter: the u.s. is repositioning naval and air forces in case the president orders military action. a destroyer is making its way northward through the suez canal into the med terrainian today. both the u.s. aircraft carrier enterprise and sersarge are standing by in the red sea. nato could fly out of air bases in italy or from ships. but military experts warn a no-fly zone wouldn't stop gadhafi from killing civilians. >> it would not significantly change the situation in tripoli with gadhafi's revolutionary brigade crushing dissent and it would then en
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Feb 2, 2011 5:30pm PST
. aides here are privately turning up the heat on president mubarak. president obama told mubarak he has to move quickly. people here do not think he can hang on until september. their primary goal is to see this situation in egypt stabilize and no one thinks that can happen with mubarak still in power, but publicly they're still walking this very fine line. we saw the press secretary, robert gibbs today, stop short of saying that the president had told mubarak directly last night leave office now. >> i'm not going to get into flushing out some of the very specifics of the conversation that was had. i think progress and change must come to cairo. progress and change must come to egypt and it needs to happen quickly. >> i do not think the president could have been clear with the president of egypt last night. >> reporter: and there are ongoing conversations at all levels of the u.s. government with egyptian officials leaning on mubarak to make this move, the transition to a new leader as the white house likes to say. but they don't want to publicly humiliate this long-time u.s. ally. as o
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Feb 16, 2011 5:30pm PST
ambivalence during the green revolution you saw in richard's spot back in 2009, this week president obama strongly supported the dissidents and accused the regime of hypocrisy. for applauding the protests in egypt but repressing them in iran. the administration has also tried to work around iran's internet restrictions and launch twitter feeds to help the dissidents. they don't expect regime change but they think the protest could further undermine it. >> andrea mitchell on how the u.s. is dealing with this unbelievable time. andrea, thanks. >>> last night here on this broadcast we talked about food prices, around the world and here in the u.s. and tonight we have a big story out of florida related to that. this is about a natural disaster, assisted by mankind that is threatening a great american industry, the citrus crop, a huge component of the florida economy. and it's spreading. as you're about to see, while this is affecting agriculture, it's related to the economy and the housing crisis. nbc's mark potter has our report tonight from lakeland, florida. >> reporter: in central florida
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Feb 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
business these days. richard, thanks. >>> for the first time in more than a week, president obama took reporters' questions about egypt today, but no matter the question, the president was clearly being careful still about what he said and how he said it, as the administration has been all week. our white house correspondent, savannah guthrie, was there and is with us from there tonight. savannah, you can see the frustration growing and you can see the words changing day by day. >> reporter: and the intensity with which those words are spoken. this is an administration also working feverishly behind the scenes, telephone diplomacy happening at all levels of the government. the secretary of state hillary clinton called the egyptian foreign minister and tried to reach the prime minister as she flew to munich. what's flew tonight is the u.s. wants a caretaker transitional government backed by the military until free and fair elections can be held. there are various proposals out there about who could lead such a government, including the vice president, omar suleiman, the backing of
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Feb 7, 2011 7:00pm EST
part of the story. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, the obama administration is in what it's calling phase two of this new egyptian policy. phase one was to push mubarak to not seek re-election and to start the process of getting out of power. phase two is about getting this reform process to begin something that is more credible to the egyptian people. here's how robert gibbs described that process at today's press briefing. >> this is about a process, it's not about a personality. and it is important that the people see progress toward that meaningful change, just as it is important that those in the opposition take part in this process and put forward what they want to see come out of this. >> reporter: the bottom line, brian, is that their efforts to keep pushing mubarak have sort of been tabled a little bit, as they want to empower in many ways the vice president, suleiman, and get him to do the reforms he has promised to do to keep doing these meetings with these opposition leaders, in many ways as one person joked with me, it's kind of li
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Feb 9, 2011 6:30pm EST
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Feb 15, 2011 6:30pm EST
: president mahmoud ahmadinejad called it a western conspiracy. president obama sided with the demonstrators. >> i find it ironic you have the iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt, when in fact they have acted in direct contrast to what happened to egypt by gunning down and beating people who were trying to express themselves peacefully in iran. >> reporter: it's not just iran. revolts are spreading across the region, including to u.s. allies. in bahrain, base of the u.s. navy's fifth fleet, protesters clashed with security forces for a second day. two demonstrators have been killed, including one shot at a funeral. the king of bahrain said he would inch vest gate the shootings. bahrain has already promised to pay every family in the country $3,000, a gift from the kingdom. yemen, a poor country on the tip of the arabian peninsula can't afford such scenes. like in egypt, yemen's demonstrators want to topple their president of three decades, accusing him of corruption. but yemen is already fighting two civil wars and has an active al qaeda cell that sent
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Feb 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. we await a reaction from president obama, he's expected to address the cameras any minute now. he spoke to hosni mubarak for about a half hour. after mubarak made that speech, the president met with his national security team on this egypt issue for more than an hour today. they watched the speech from inside the situation room. and we've learned that frank wisner, who's a veteran diplo t diplomat, retired was dispatched by the obama administration to speak to mubarak and did speak to him on monday. the message from president obama was don't run for re-election in september. that is exactly what mubarak said today. it does not seem to make the protesters happy. we expect to hear from the president any moment now, brian. >> savannah guthrie, continuing to watch things at the white house. savannah, thanks. one man getting a lot of media attention since he has come forward as a kind of compromise candidate. a man who could lead the various factions here is dr. mohammed el baradei. he's lived many of the past years in other countries.
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Feb 13, 2011 6:30pm EST
qaeda in that country. >>> president obama sends congress his 2012 budget plan tomorrow. a proposal that including more than $1 trillion in cuts. that may sound like a lot but republicans say it falls short. mike is at the white house to tell us more. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. there's been a bipartisan calm over the capital since last year. but with big budget and spending fights looming next week, all that is about to change. even as the obama budget was being readied for release this weekend the president warned it will reveal some painful choices on spending. >> it cuts what we can't afford to pay for what we cannot do without. that's what families do in hard times. and that's what our country has to do as well. >> reporter: today, top officials said the plan will put a dent in now-record debt and deficits. >> we have a responsible budget that will cut in half the deficit by the end of the president's first term. >> reporter: the plan would freeze domestic spending for five years and slash $78 billion of military spending including a new fighter engine and more c-1
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Feb 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
, nbc news, cairo. >> the obama administration put new pressure on egypt today to move quickly toward democratic reforms. nbc's mike viqueira has more at the white house. good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the president spent part of his day on the phone and getting an update from the staff in egypt. at a previously scheduled summit of world leaders in germany, today secretary of state, clinton publicly embraced the transition process headed by the newly installed vice president, omar seoul omar seouleiman warned things m derail reform. >> concrete steps that people who are engaged in it can believe is moving toward and outcome that will permit an orderly establishment of the elections that are scheduled for september. and that takes some time. >> reporter: but who would lead egypt during that time? while president obama and other u.s. officials have not publicly called for mubarak to step down before september elections, in recent days they have left little doubt that they think he should soon. >> the key question he should be asking himself is, how can i leave a
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Feb 9, 2011 5:30pm PST
the first family today. up next after a break, why the obamas, like a lot of other parents, have made one very popular place off limits for their two girls. >>> the winter of our discontent continues tonight with texas, oklahoma, kansas, arkansas, right there in the middle of it. up to two feet of snow have fallen in the region today. parts of oklahoma, like tulsa town, have set all-time records for snowfall. temperatures are 25 degrees below normal. schools, airports, government offices, businesses all closed and blowing snow made driving absolutely impossible in some places. and remember these are a lot of places not used to conditions like this. >>> last night we told you about a new revelation from first lady michelle obama. she said and with certainty really for the first time her husband, the president, has quit smoking. well, this morning in an interview with matt lauer here on the "today" show, the first lady revealed there's still no facebook in their household for the obama girls. >> sasha and malia, are they on facebook? >> no. >> is that because of who they are or because
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Feb 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
president obama wants to flood the zone. increase international pressure vice president biden has now called egypt's vice president urging restraint. o,phujt leaders calling mubarak include russia's+ruq d medvedev and germany. they believe the military holds theq6o<ñ key to persuading mubao give up power. what would come next? the muslim bre part of any political coalition and the united states should even reach out to them now.q-j1& the administration says it will not. even though some elements in the brotherhood have pledged to÷d preserve the peace treaty with israel. the big fear is that continued chaos would open the doÑb)c to qaeda which had its roots in egypt. there are reports egypt's army has:& its borders. also today at an intelligence committee hearing, anh,r(rp& testified the white house had been warned late last year of instability in egypt but couln[a@ç pinpoint what trigger might topple the regime, brian. >> all new territory for./9x everyone involved. andrea michigan nell our d.c. newsroom, thanks. >> again,0mq: we're here in amm where because of this wave, thi
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Feb 19, 2011 6:30pm EST
call from president obama t the royal family. today the government posture was different. in the morning, the army pulled out of the city. protesters gathered at the edge of the square in a standoff with police. but this afternoon, the police also pulled back. the crowds suddenly rushed forward. men and women carrying flowers. it is rare for women to be out protesting here. now they are saying this is peaceful. thousands reached the square. their cries and shouts were emoti emotional. but the message was of peace. some men dropped to the ground in tears. their arrival a highly symbolic victory. and now the protesters tell us they are ready to negotiate. >> i don't know what is wrong with us. everywhere in the world why not piece with us? >> reporter: the crowned prince who ordered the security forces to withdraw said the time has come for dialogue. libya continues to take a hard line. human rights groups say dozens have been killed in the last three days. today 16 died when security forces fired on crowds of mourners. there are reports of defectses in the army and that libya has
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Feb 12, 2011 6:30pm EST
. >>> president obama is welcoming the egyptian military's announcement of a democratic transition and its commitment to honor the peace treaty with israel. today mr. obama spoke with british prime minister david cameron, king abdullah of jordan, and the prime minister of turkey, emphasizing that democracy will bring more, not less, stability to the region. >>> and this country's top military officer left for the middle east today. admiral mike mullen, cherilyn of the joint chiefs, will meet with jordan's dim abdullah and prime minister netanyahu of israel to reassure them of u.s. support. >>> a program note. david greigly have much more on the revolution in egypt tomorrow on "meet the press," and as congress prepares to take on major legislation, a sunday exclusive with house speaker john boehner. that's tomorrow morning here on nbc. >>> when "nightly news" continues this saturday evening a deadly explosion raises new questions about the safety of america's gas pipelines. >>> we'll be right back. but i'll be right there. ♪ [ screams ] [ people screaming ] [ tires screech ] ♪ [ tires s
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Feb 23, 2011 5:30pm PST
country tonight, big news about the often controversial issue of gay marriage. president obama said today he now believes the law which blocks the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages is unconstitutional and government lawyers will no longer defend it in court. the law does, however, remain in effect and will remain unless it's struck down. >>> chicagoans have a new mayor-elect tonight. rahm emanuel, the former white house chief of staff, former congressman, emerged from a field of six contenders to replace the legendary richard daley, racking up 55% of the vote and avoiding a runoff. he faces some major challenges there, including a big budget deficit and spiraling public pension costs. >>> when we come back here tonight, a story in the news, a tragedy in fact, now has a lot of parents of athletes worried about concussions and long-term effects. >>> later, a man who owes his success to the generosity of others is making a difference in his own right. >>> funeral services will be held saturday for an nfl veteran, dave duerson of the chicago bears, a super bowl cham
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Feb 17, 2011 7:00pm EST
into a budget that president obama and the republicans can agree on. kelly o'donnell, our capitol hill correspondent, with us from the hill tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: hi there, brian. well, the temperature was really turned up here today. we talk about the chance of a government shutdown. you've got leaders from both parties digging in over how deep and how painful budget cuts need to be. with government spending on the chopping block -- >> when we say we're going to cut spending, read my lips. we're going to cut spending. >> reporter: that provoked the senate's top democrat to accuse speaker boehner of being reckless enough to trigger a government shutdown. >> and now he's resorting to threats to do just that, without any negotiations. that is not permissible. we will not stand for that. he's wrong. >> reporter: if congress can't agree on cuts soon, the government is scheduled to run out of money to pay its bills in two weeks. but some republicans predicted a more dire fate. >> if we're not careful, the united states will follow the roman empire. >> reporter: ther
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Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
protesters in the crowd would like president obama to come out, boldly support their cause and ask mubarak to leave office right now. diplomacy doesn't work that way. a lot of american allies are watching the americans very closely to see how they treat their friends. we did, however, late tonight hear from the president. savannah guthrie is there with what he said. savann savannah, good evening. >> reporter: we have now heard from the president, and he did not call for hosni mubarak to step down right away. he watched the speech in the situation room today, and then spoke to the president of egypt for about 30 minutes afterwards. the president said tonight that mubarak realizes the status quo is not sustainable and a change must take place. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders, only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful. it must be peaceful. and it must begin now. >> reporter: the president saying the transition must start now, b
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